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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Quick gains for cutting your carbon footprint

Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint may seem like yet another government requirement to make your life more difficult, but ongoing research has found making changes can bring significant financial benefits.
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Costa Rica to grow carbon neutral coffee

Coffee growers in Costa Rica are farming the world’s first certified carbon-neutral coffee.

Coffee growing has been known to make quite a big environmental impact as forests can be cleared and pesticides can contaminate water, but now a group of 800 coffee farms in the Dota Valley, known as CoopeDota, is hoping their new offering will be more attractive to green consumers.

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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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WVU economist to study farm carbon emissions

Farmers should own soil carbon, says report

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A Victorian Parliamentary committee report has found farmers should own the carbon in their soil.

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Farmers to reap green dollars

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Farmers will be able to earn money from “green” measures such as planting trees, under a Labor climate change promise.

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  • Published: Aug 11th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Ireland – Farmers and carbon emissions

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AN advisory group on the review of the nitrates regulations has been set up by Government ministers Brendan Smith (agriculture) and John Gormley (environment).

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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USA – More bull dust over carbon emissions

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The Western Counties Alliance is proposing a new way to reduce greenhouse grasses.

By planning and controlling the times cattle can graze, the organization believes the natural process of photosynthesis can help keep carbon in the soil and out of the air.

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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Todays farming methods reduce carbon footprint

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As one of these economists stresses, the advances in farming technology within the past 50 years have dramatically reduced the acreage needed for production, which, in turn, has substantially reduced farming’s carbon footprint. This holds especially true for grains, the world’s principal food crop.

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Opinion: NZ – The carbon emission fiasco

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Nearly five million more lambs are needed to fund the governments emissions trading scheme according to Federated Farmers.

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Farmers Can Earn More by Growing Carbon Credits

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There is a growing tussle between farmers planning on growing manuka scrub and landowners who want to “farm” carbon credits. Experts feel that a clear policy is needed from the Government to ensure people who want to save environment are encouraged.

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  • Published: Jun 4th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Putting the carbon footprint of livestock in perspective

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Washington Ag Today May 31, 2010 Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when you talk in terms of productivity instead of individual animals.

Washington State University assistant professor of animal science, Jude Capper, says there has been a lot of work done looking at the carbon footprint of a cow, a farm or acre, on an individual basis. She says while that makes logical sense you really have to think about it on an output basis, whether its milk, beef, pork or poultry.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Opinion: New carbon tax should be scrapped on farm diesel says Bryan

Kilkenny man John Bryan has called on the Government to abandon the green carbon tax on farm diesel, which comes into effect next weekend. The IFA believes that the introduction of the new tax will reduce farm incomes by two per cent.

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  • Published: May 4th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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DairyCo to sponsor Carbon and Farming conference DairyUK

DairyCo will this year sponsor the Carbon and Farming Conference organised by Dairy UK on 22nd June to make it an event held jointly by the two organisations.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Cutting carbon a matter of farms adopting science

A global insight into carbon footprints has convinced Craige Mackenzie that precision agriculture is the key to improved sustainability.

Craige spent his 2008 Nuffield Farming Scholarship investigating how to best manage carbon levels in farming.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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American Municipal Power, ODNR join forces for carbon offset project in Shawnee State Forest

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Opinion: Carbon compost creation

Feedlots are great for fattening cattle, but how do you use what comes out the other end?

I’m talking about manure.

Hopkins River Pastoral Company have thought a lot about cow manure and a lot about their business’s carbon emissions.

They’re composting manure, creating microbial humus, and spreading it on their paddocks.

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  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Market Headlines, Tue Mar 23, 2010

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NYU aims to reduce its carbon footprint

New York University (NYU) released its Climate Action Plan (CAP), a comprehensive approach to reducing the university’s carbon footprint and enhancing its

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  • Published: Feb 8th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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FARMERS can apply for interest-free loans aimed at slashing farm energy bills by making equipment more efficient.

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  • Published: Oct 24th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Cadbury shares vision for carbon trading to

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The Ethical Sourcing Advisor at Cadbury, Tony Lass, has revealed how Cadbury is exploring innovative ways of encouraging Ghanaian farmers to adopt practices that will provide long-term sustainability in cocoa production for future generations of farmers.

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EFAP plan cuts Man. gov’t in on carbon credits

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A Prairie consulting agronomists’ firm warns that Manitoba’s replacement for the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program gives the province a cut of any carbon credits accrued through the farm practices it funds.

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NZ: Kiwifruit carbon in spotlight

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A project to measure carbon levels in kiwifruit orchards and assist market access for the fruit will be launched at a grower meeting in Tauranga on Thursday.

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  • Published: Aug 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Interest in tying farming to carbon dioxide credits waning

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A once popular program to pay farmers for battling air pollution is waning as industries pass on carbon credits and Congress looks at other options.

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How to reduce your herd’s CO2 emissions — and save money, too

| Sourced From Independent.ie |

Very little attention is paid to the cost of energy on our dairy farms. In terms of the overall scheme of things, it is viewed as something which one can do very little about. When the ESB bill arrives, one pays it without question, unless, of course, it is totally different to previous bills. But the general consensus out there is that energy costs may continue to rise in future and, perhaps, it is time to look at energy costs in the same way we forensically examine feed and fertiliser costs.

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  • Published: Jul 18th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Trimble acquisition to help farmers reduce carbon footprint

| Sourced From Cleantech.com |

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble Navigation (Nasdaq:TRMB) said today it has acquired the assets of the private, Hamilton, Ind.-based CTN Data Service, which created the Farm Works software. The software offers office and mobile efficiencies for farmers and agriculture service professionals, while helping them reduce their carbon footprint.

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Australian agriculture a carbon-neutral future?

| Sourced From GreenLeft.org.au |

With its belching cows and giant diesel-powered tractors, the farm sector is widely known to be an important contributor to Australias impact on climate change. Just how important, however, is not often recognised.

In its latest National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, for the year 2006, the federal Department of Climate Change calculates the share of national greenhouse gas emissions coming from agriculture and stock-raising at 15.6% (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent).

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